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Gill, Parry, Curtis lined up for Doc/Fest

Critic A.A. Gill, presenter Bruce Parry and documentarians Adam Curtis, Steve James and Nick Broomfield are among the names lined up for this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest, which takes place June 8-12.
May 3, 2011

Critic A.A. Gill, presenter Bruce Parry and documentarians Adam Curtis, Steve James and Nick Broomfield are among the names lined up for this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, which takes place June 8-12.

Vanity Fair columnist Gill will be in conversation with BBC Storyville editor Nick Fraser on June 10, discussing the things he loves and loathes about documentaries; while the same day will also see Curtis discussing the inspiration behind his latest documentary All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace

TV presenter Parry and documentarian Molly Dineen will both hold sessions in conversation, while James, Broomfield, John Akomfrah, Leonard Retel Helmrich and Morgan Spurlock will each host masterclass sessions. As previously reported, Spurlock’s POM Wonderful presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold will be the UK festival’s opening night film.

Elsewhere, in ‘The People’s Republic of KEO’ session on June 9, KEO Film’s creative director Andrew Palmer, MD Zam Baring and producer Will Anderson will be in conversation with Hamish Mykura, head of documentaries at UK terrestrial Channel 4.

The panel will be joined by celeb chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and will discuss the prodco’s work, including docs such as Exit Through the Gift Shop and Welcome to Lagos.

Finally, the ‘Bedlam Masterclass: The King’s Speech Got Made and Other Stories’ session, on June 11, will see Bedlam Productions’ Gareth Unwin and Simon Egan (The King’s Speech) examining how the demand for history films often results in documentaries that become dramas.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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